Eagles of Death Metal Make Powerful Comeback at U2s Paris Concert

8 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Eagles Of Death Metal have returned to the stage with U2 in Paris.

The Californian rock band whose show at the Bataclan concert hall ended in tragedy when gunmen massacred 90 of their fans returned to Paris on Monday night in a life-affirming display of defiance. “We love you, Paris,” the lead singer, Jesse Hughes, said before singing “People Have The Power” in front of an audience of more than 16,000 at the AccorHotels Arena, less than two miles from the Bataclan.Eagles Of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes took the mic dressed in a white suit and vowed: “Paris we love you and we will never give up rock and roll.” The names of the dead were emblazoned across a tricolour that was projected above the crowd, featuring the Eiffel Tower symbol that has become an emblem of defiance.

The concert was U2′s curtain call on the acclaimed Innocence + Experience Tour, the second show in a two night run after the Irish stars rescheduled their concerts which were originally due to be held in the days after the attacks. We’re still free.” Earlier U2’s Bono told the crowd: “Tonight we are all Parisians.” Many had tears in their eyes as he lamented the loss of 130 lives in coordinated attacks in Paris on November 13 claimed by Isil.

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